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Child Care Services This a comprehensive rewrite of the child care rules. The rules are more closely aligned with the federal child care requirements. Barriers to licensure for child care providers were removed. Administrative burdens to providers was reduced. Language overall was streamlined and clarified. Child care ratios were edited for five-year-old children for a licensed program, the number of infants a family day care provider can care for is increased by one. Form and style edits were incorporated throughout. 05/12/2023 06/13/2023 05/22/2023
DSS - Economic Assistance Temporary Assistance to Needy Families payment standard amounts are updated, the federal medical services eligibility standards are updated, the Limited Coverage Pregnancy Group Medicaid eligibility category is removed, Post-Partum Group coverage is extended from 60 days to 12 months, and adds the new Adult Group of individuals age 19 or older and under age 65. 05/19/2023 06/13/2023 05/29/2023
Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals The effect of the rules will be to: change the timeline for renewal of certificates and licenses to a biennial renewal; revise fees consistent with a biennial renewal for certificates and licenses; establish an annual renewal for trainee recognition based on issue date; revise fees consistent with an annual renewal of trainee recognition; adopt a Code of Ethics for trainees and certificate or license holders; eliminates fees for certain services; clarifies application information need for trainees and certificate and license holders to obtain or renew; updates the continuing education requirements; and update regulations to conform to current standards. 06/27/2023 06/20/2023
Medical Services - Nursing facility rate setting & case mix validation The effect of the rule changes will be to update the nursing facility rate setting and case mix validation process. The case mix calculation will now use the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) instead of the M3PI. Nursing facility rates will be rebased to use current cost data to match with PDPM case mix data. Other methodology changes include removing the occupancy rule from direct care, removing the overall rate limit increase, and moving to inflation calculations based on the nursing facility market basket index. The rule changes will also update the depreciation edition referenced in rule, reflect a change in cost ceilings for capital costs, update the case mix validation process, remove the on-site requirement for classification reviews conducted by the department, remove outdated provisions, update Medicaid provider reimbursement manual citation, and repeal outdated provisions. 06/22/2023 07/02/2023